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Friday, June 8, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Jeri DeLong who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

A father and his son were in a car accident. The dad died, and the son had to have surgery; however, the surgeon said, "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son!" How is this possible?

ANSWER: The surgeon is the boy's mother.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand."

HINT: Canadian-American writer widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest authors. Author of The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, and Seize the Day among many others. Was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Dr. Tony Fallone noted in 1997 that hair color is the root of a person's personality. Blondes are typically more outgoing and lively and are perceived as more feminine than women with other hair colors. According to Fallone, being blonde is not a hair color, but a state of mind.

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Nearly 2,000 years before Homer, during the time of the Proto-Indo-Europeans, blonde hair was connected to the worship of the sun and fire and to the adoration of a yellow dawn goddess.

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During the Roman era German blondes were taken captive and had their hair cut off to be made into wigs for fashionable ladies.

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But by the Middle Ages, blonde women were held with suspicion, and by the mid-14th century, depictions of Eve were consistently giving her free-flowing locks of golden blonde hair that marked her as an evil temptress.

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In Ancient Rome, women tried to dye their hair blonde with pigeon dung. In Renaissance Venice, they used horse urine.

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Hydrogen peroxide was discovered in 1818, but there was little application for it until 1867 when it was found that it could bleach hair. It quickly became popular throughout Europe and America, superseding everything else that had been used as bleach before then.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand."

ANSWER: Saul Bellow